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Beanbag Love

I read. I write. I talk about reading and writing. That is when I'm not driving kids somewhere or teaching them. Married, educated, domesticated. I really enjoy the friends I've met through a variety of different message boards and venues regarding reading and authors. I try to take a positive view when I write reviews but sometimes I can't. Those times are few and far between, but they do exist. I'm mostly an old softy, though. I think so anyway.

Currently reading

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse, #1) - J.R. Rain I really enjoyed this book. It's got the same tone as the John Locke "Donovan Creed" series, but this protag is much more likable. Not nearly so amoral. When he does a bad thing, you know he's doing it for what seems to be a very good reason to him. You can actually empathize.

Plus, he's very funny, IMO. A lot of dry commentary and self-aggrandizing asides that come off as self-parody more than anything else.

This is a popcorn series and it's a lot of fun. There's also quite a bit of poignancy as well to give the story some depth and the main character some complexity.

I was not a big fan of this author's Vampire for Hire #1 book, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. I downloaded the second one right after finishing this one and I've already completed it. They aren't novellas, but they are quick reads.

Might not be to everyone's tastes, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.